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Although not currently appearing on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, soap vets Thaao Penghils and Leann Hunley attended the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards to support their castmates. But the actor shared a photo of them on the red carpet on Instagram where he revealed that they’d soon be back in Salem! “Thank you all from Leann and myself for your continued support,” he wrote. “We had a great time celebrating DAYS and its nominees. You will see us on the screen in July. But is it Tony or Andre?” And then on July 15, he updated fans by tweeting: "See you on the 26th July."
Hunley originated the role of Anna DiMera back in 1982, and played her on and off over the years. Her most recent appearance was back in February of 2018 after she’d been a prime suspect in the murder of Andre DiMera. Of course, the real question is the one that Penghlis posed, which is which of his two characters will he be playing this time around? Tony DiMera died back in 2009, and Andre died more recently, in 2018, and the actor portrayed both of his dual roles in the March, 2019, episode when Marlena found herself encountering familiar faces during a near-death experience.
It’s easy enough to bring Anna back onto the canvas, but will Tony or Andre be appearing as visions or ghosts? Or might one of them be coming back from the dead? Resurrection is more common in Salem than most places, so you’re just going to have to stay tuned and find out what happens! And for more DAYS casting news, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine!